Kyiv Commercial Court has accepted a claim of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (ACU) against the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom regarding the forced recovery of a UAH 86 billion fine, as stated in the court documents published on its website.
The court hearings have been scheduled for October 31.
”The Commercial Court of Kyiv has received a lawsuit from the Antimonopoly Committee to recover UAH 85.96 billion from PJSC Gazprom,” a statement reads.
As UNIAN reported earlier, in January this year, the ACU fined Russia`s gas company Gazprom UAH 85 billion (about $3.4 billion) for abusing its monopoly of Ukraine`s gas transit market.
For its part, the European Commission formally charged Gazprom with abusing its dominant market position in Central and Eastern European gas markets in breach of the European Union`s antitrust rules.
Russian energy giant Gazprom decided in April to appeal to the Commercial Court of Kyiv and contest the ACU decision. However, the court rejected Gazprom`s claim.
Due to Gazprom`s failure to pay the mentioned fine, the ACU has filed the lawsuit with the Commercial Court of Kyiv demanding the forced recovery of the UAH 86 billion fine, as well as the recognition of an obligation to halt violations.